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CATCH THE BUZZ – Petition to keep Honey Bees Out

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2020 Contact: Mary O’Brien, Grand Canyon Trust, (541) 556-8801, mobrien@grandcanyontrust.org Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, (971) 717-6405, laburd@biologicaldiversity.org Tony Frates, Utah Native Plant Society, (801) 277-9240 Rich Hatfield, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, (503) 468-8405, rich.hatfield@xerces.org Legal Petition Urges U.S. Forest Service to Protect Native Bees, Stop Rubber-stamping Commercial Beehives on Federal Lands…
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July 31, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Newfoundland and Labrador Bees are Special

Newfoundland and Labrador bees are special, and the provincial government wants to keep it that way The Telegram Besides producing honey, bees play a key role in the natural environment and agriculture in general through the pollination of plants. – File Photo Legislation introduced to protect honey bees, funding provided for local beekeeping industry Newfoundland and Labrador is one of…
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July 30, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Dual Function Varroa Control from High School Competition

SCIENCE & SOCIETY For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research Both local and global issues inspired these 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists Bringing home the beehive Raina Jain’s STS project started in science class. Her teacher challenged this Riverside, Conn., teen and her classmates to find global problems in the news that lacked solutions. Raina, 17, zeroed…
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July 29, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Outstanding In My Field

Outstanding in My Field: The Buzz about Pollination Margo Sue Bittner – Outstanding In My Field The arrival of the truck with beehives at Bittner-Singer Orchards on May 3. Our farm was the first stop for the UPS truck one day earlier this month. Now, that may not seem to be earth shattering news, but there was a specific reason…
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July 28, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – New Beekeeper

Meant to Bee               Did you know that male honey bees don’t have a father? A novel aspect of honey bee reproduction is that they get their genetics straight from the queen, and they have a grandfather but not a father. That tidbit was enough to intrigue Ryan Giesecke to get interested in the…
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July 27, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Bee Better Certified

Washington fruit company anticipates Bee Better Certification for organic blueberries As summer approaches and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Rainier Fruit Company announced their 100% organic blueberry operation is on track to earn the title of Bee Better Certified in July of 2020. “Rainier Fruit has been family owned and operated for five generations and it goes…
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July 24, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Healthy Summer Bees

How to Keep Your Honey Bees Healthy This Summer If you keep your own beehives, you know how important it is to keep your honey bees safe and happy throughout the warmest months of the year. A successful summer can lead to a rich crop of golden honey at the end of the season, but summer can also prove dangerous…
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July 23, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Hive Treatments made Easy!

July 2020 Hive treatments made easy Honey Bee Health Coalition releases short guide to help beekeepers in U.S. & Canada control bee pests & diseases There is a lot of misguided information out there on treating hive pests and disease. Using unregistered treatments — or registered treatments not in accordance with their label instructions — is not only illegal, it…
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July 22, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Beekeeping is an Essential Service

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service The nation’s capital has declared beekeepers to be essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak By: Andrew Harnik, Associated Press A bee rests on a yellow sign that reads “Bees on Board” on beekeeper Sean Kennedy’s truck as he helps capture a swarm of honey bees and relocate them to a bee hive.…
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July 21, 2020